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Pakkhus Restaurant

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Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2280
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my husband and my friend and we had the langoustine, lamb, and pork with duck. Every dish was absolutely superb. The langoustine are heaven and we came at the beginning of the season they were AMAZING. The lamb was so incredibly tender and masterfully prepared. The pork and duck dish was excellent with amazing flavor combinations.... More 

Thank Esther A
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this place based on the gr8 reviews and were not disappointed. The decor is warm and welcoming, and the restaurant is right across from the harbour - I could see the fishing boats out the window. I had the langoustine in cream sauce (we call them scampi in Canada) and they simply melted... More 

Thank Jim J
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pakkhus is a seaside restaurant known for the langoustine and for good reason as they serve arguably the best langoustine in Iceland. Pakkhus is located near Höfn in the southeast part of Iceland. The menu emphasizes local ingredients from the area around the Vatnajökull Region. When you come you'll want to try their Vatnajökull beer which can only be had... More 

Thank Mattrick_Swayze
west midlands
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242 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pakkhus is in a lovely position overlooking the small harbour in Hofn. An old warehouse, the building has bags of character. We both started with the langoustine soup which was delicious-creamy & flavoursome. Then I had the salmon; a large piece of beautiful fish served with wonderful tasty veg, creamy mash & a fantastic langoustine foam. My husband chose the... More 

Thank francophile5310
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here two nights actually because the first time it was so good. They were out of the vegetarian dish on the first night since we had arrived quite late but they whipped up some really nice dish anyways. The deserts are absolutely amazing, we had the "Skyr volcano" and the "ice cream parfait" Definitely recommend this place,... More 

Thank Christina T
Bethesda, Maryland
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the langoustine soup and we each had a langoustine entree: grilled and the baked version with herb wine cream sauce. The soup was good but the mains were EXCELLENT! The langoustine were sweet, succulent and tender. It came to $84 pp (US) just for the soup and a main so expensive but would say it was worth it.

Thank RAR1126
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good and delicious!! Thank you for great time! Only best feedback!!!!!!!!! The food was served in very interesting and great way!

Thank Giedre Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant, we took appetizers main course and dessert everything was just amazing, and the staff was very kind too, can only recommend it.

Thank Marc B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reading all the reviews made me excited to come here unfortunately it was uneventful and the food was too salty. The langoustine soup was ok, had better yesterday in Vik. Service was also ok, not the best for a "fine dining" place. Very expensive so expect to spend around 300$ if you are a family of 4. Also not a... More 

Thank C Y
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you plan to splurge at least once on dinner while in Iceland, this is where to do it. We had the langoustine pizza and the "vegetable" entree with wine and Einstok beer. Delicious. Recommened for those who want to experience some fine dining while touring the ring road.

Thank dennis2112

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$41
Scandinavian, Seafood, European, International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  East Region  >  Hofn
  • Phone Number: +354 478 2280
Open all year round. Pakkhus Restaurant is located by the harbour of Höfn. The menu offers variety of local food from the surrounding environment like lamb, fish, lobster (langoustine) and many other choices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?